So we were left standing at the scene outside her house, alone and with only a name to go on. Too much had happened for her to ever return to her house; it never felt like home again, never again a place of rest or comfort. A kind neighbor, Suelo, asked us to stay with her as long as we needed. That same day we found Nekise who passed on to us an item given to him by Nero, a Laconian Pot. We've learned that Laconian is the strongest material known in the galaxy so this pot must have some worth, but we have not been able to pawn it anywhere for no shop keepers can pay its worth."
|*Plop*! Okay, now what...|
And so begins the journey into Phantasy Star. Like any new place, story, or world, it's a little awkward the first time I'm just plopped into the midst of things. It's strange how different our approach is in real life compared to games, wherein we typically find a new place and immediately start exploring and talking to everyone. When's the last time you went to a new town or the airport and just started chatting up every person you could find? It's an interesting take on life: everyone has something to add to the story, or my goals; some will need help, while others will offer it.
|What the *&/%! A talking cat!|
Anyway, the early levels are very difficult. Alis can only suffer through 1 battle with 1 monster, no more. I've been wary of this, and only been wiped out once due to some foolish overzealous exploring. If I didn't have a place to heal for free, then money would be very tight. Other than the tough combat, things are progressing well. Clues led me to locate Myau and Odin, and with their help, I believe I've grinded for enough experience and mesetas (money) to make combat less of a pain for now. Continuing to follow the piecemeal hints I found a cake store on the fourth floor of a dungeon, which I'm guessing will allow access to speak to the governor of Paseo (he likes sweets) and on to my next clue.
|Demand is so high he had to move into a dungeon and charge exorbitant prices.|
|Fitting abbreviation for this item so late in the game.|